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GLSA: mysql
From: Daniel Ahlberg <aliz () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 15:56:43 +0100

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200212-2.1
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PACKAGE : mysql
SUMMARY : remote DOS and arbitrary code execution
DATE    : 2002-12-15 12:12 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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The original advisory sent by me contained a typo (net-misc/freeswan
should have been dev-db/mysql). This re-issue has the correct text.

- From e-matters advisory:

"We have discovered two flaws within the MySQL server that can be used
by any MySQL user to crash the server. Furthermore one of the flaws can
be used to bypass the MySQL password check or to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running mysqld.
   
We have also discovered an arbitrary size heap overflow within the mysql
client library and another vulnerability that allows to write '\0' to any
memory address. Both flaws could allow DOS attacks against or arbitrary
code execution within anything linked against libmysqlclient."

Read the full advisory at
http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/042002.html

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
dev-db/mysql-3.23.53 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge mysql
emerge clean

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aliz () gentoo org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
woodchip () gentoo org
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